A19 closed after gas-powered van catches fire near Northallerton

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THE A19 has been closed near Northallerton after a van powered by Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) caught fire.

The emergency services have closed the major route through North Yorkshire in both directions at Ellerbeck, near the junction with the A168.

They were called to the scene at midday, when a white LPG van caught fire. The van is not believed to have been involved in any traffic collision.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they expect the road to be closed until about 1.30pm.

It has been closed northbound and southbound between the A172 and A684.

Peter Hudson, from the fire service, said: “It’s a white van that runs off LPG so there’s a gas cylinder in there and so we’ve had to put a safety cordon out which goes over both carriageways.

“We have three pumps there now and a water bowser on its way as there’s not much water in that area for the pumps.”

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1:49pm Thu 3 Jan 13

glyn says...

How ironic......We have had minor roads shut, the A1 shut, the A19 shut and many rivers bursting their banks due to flooding recently. Then the fire brigade come on and state a bowser is on its way due to there not being any water in that area. Not a dig at any body before someone gets on their high horse, just irony
How ironic......We have had minor roads shut, the A1 shut, the A19 shut and many rivers bursting their banks due to flooding recently. Then the fire brigade come on and state a bowser is on its way due to there not being any water in that area. Not a dig at any body before someone gets on their high horse, just irony glyn
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6:58pm Thu 3 Jan 13

D&SGent says...

Ah ! -these gas powered vehicles, I remember them, they tried them during the war - new fangled things - they'll never catch on. Catch alight, yes - but not on.
Ah ! -these gas powered vehicles, I remember them, they tried them during the war - new fangled things - they'll never catch on. Catch alight, yes - but not on. D&SGent
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